New energy secretary is likely to continue in predecessor's path

Dec 11, 2019
Dan Brouillette served under the previous secretary in a deputy role
U.S. Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette speaks during a press conference with the German Economy Minister on February 12, 2019 at the Economy Ministry in Berlin.
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Coal subsidy sinks after federal committee votes “no”

Jan 9, 2018
The Federal Energy Regulatory Committee voted down a proposal from the Department of Energy offering financial support for power plants that keep a 90-day supply of fuel stock on site (basically coal and nuclear plants). The FERC said the cost…

Will the U.S. invent the next generation of batteries?

Dec 8, 2017
A potential lack of government funding could help other countries pull ahead.
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Big cuts ahead for energy innovation programs

Jul 10, 2017
Funding for the much-lauded ARPA-E innovation program, which funds energy projects with serious potential, will be removed.
Aaron Palumbo looks into a furnace he helped develop in a lab on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder. His company, Big Blue Technologies, received a $3.6 million ARPA-E grant in 2014.
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Federal agencies bracing for big cuts under Trump

Nov 14, 2016
During the campaign, the president-elect said he would 'drain the swamp.' Will he follow through?
House Speaker Paul Ryan, right, listens to President-elect Donald Trump speak to the press at the Capitol.
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A call to invest in safety of the power grid

Apr 21, 2015
Department of Energy proposes billions in investment in power grid infrastructure.

Moving on from Teapot Dome, 90-plus years later

Feb 2, 2015
Department of Energy sells oilfield central to 1920s scandal for $45 million.

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